Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Installing lamp

Installing lamp in ubuntu is pretty simple.

$> sudo apt-get install tasksel

where tasksel provides a user friendly interface allowing easier installation of lamp.
Run tasksel as a super user

$>sudo tasksel

A gui interface opens up,use the up/down arrow key to select the lamp space to set it for installation and continue.

during installation provide the mysql password.

Once installation is complete,how to check lamp is working ?

Go to /home/var/www this is the directory from which you have to work as it is the default directory of lamp.Make a text document for a simple php script.


save it as index.php

Go to your browser and type localhost/index.php.

This then prints all the information of your server,in your browser ... Its a hello world program in php !!

If it does not do so your apache server may not be running.

To start it.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start
To restart
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
To stop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

You can also install phpmyadmin which provides a swanky gui to manage databases,

$>sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

to access localhost/phpmyadmin needs to be entered in the browser,the user being "root" and password is what you have set.